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Portable MP3/CD Player  

User’s Guide 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Copyright ©2000  by Genica ™   

 


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All rights reserved. 

Copyright © 2000  by Genica ™  

No part of this document may be reproduced in whole or part, by photocopy 

or any other means, without prior written permission from Genica ™

 

www.genica.com  

 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 
 

WARNING! 

Read This First 

 
 

 

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Remove Alkaline batteries before using the external AC adapter!

  

Failure to do this may result in damage to the batteries and the 
player, and could cause a fire!  Do not use the AC adapter in or 
around water. 

• 

Always turn the unit OFF before removing it from power!

     

Failure to do this may result in the player locking up, and could 
possibly damage the LASER lens! 

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Never touch the LASER lens!

                                                    

Doing so may cause permanent damage to the player! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Copyright © 2000  by Genica ™  

 


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Table of Contents 

 

Quick Start Guide................................... Page 1 

Power................................................... Page 2 

Directory Navigation............................... Page 3 
BASS (EQ Settings).................................Page 3 

Recording into Memory........................... Page 4 

Controls................................................. Page  4-5 

Operation.............................................. Page 6-7 

Display Messages................................... Page 8 

Making MP3 CDs.................................... Page 8-9 

Important Precautions............................ Page 10 

Safety................................................... Page 11 

FCC Compliance..................................... Page 12 
Warranty and Support............................ Page 13 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Quick Start Guide 

 

The Genica Portable MP3/CD Audio Player supports Audio and MP3 

discs recorded on CD and CD-R media.  MP3 discs should be 
recorded in ISO-9660 or Joliet format, using Mode-1 (CDROM).  Do 
not record MP3 discs using Mode-2 (CDROM/XA) as it is not 

supported and as a result, the player may not find all of the MP3 
files on the disc.  

 
1.  Insert two AA batteries in player. 
2.  Insert Audio or MP3 CD in player. 

3.  Insert headphones in the headphone jack on the right side of the 

player. 

4.  Set the REC/PLAY switch on the right side of the player to PLAY 

mode. 

5.  Set the NORMAL/HOLD switch on the front left corner to NORMAL 

mode. 

6.  Press PLAY/PAUSE to start playing disc.  The unit will scan the disc 

and then display the number of tracks, and total play time.  After 
one to two seconds, the display will go to the Track and Time 

indicator for playback and the player will start playing the first song 
on the disc.  If the player cannot read the disc, it will display “no 
dISC” for several seconds, and then shut off. 

7.  To advance through the tracks, press the “NEXT” button to advance 

to the next track.  Press the “NEXT” button twice and hold to rapid-

advance through the tracks. 

8.  To play the previous track, press the “PREVIEW” once to go to the 

beginning of the current track, then press it again to go to the 

previous track.  Press “PREVIEW”  button twice and hold to rapid-
reverse through the tracks. 

9.  Press PLAY/PAUSE to pause playback.  Press again to resume 

playback. 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 

 


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Power 

 
Batteries 
Use two (2) 1.5V “AA” size Alkaline batteries. 

Always remove Alkaline batteries prior to using the AC adapter. 
 

Rechargable Batteries 
Use two (2) 1.2V “AA” size rechargable Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) 

batteries.  When the LCD display indicates insufficient power, use the 
external AC power adapter to recharge the batteries.  You may recharge 
the batteries while they remain in the unit and while you use the unit.  

During the charging period, the LCD will start flashing indicating that the 
batteries are recharging. 

 
Nickel Metal-Hydride Batteries 
NiMH rechargables may be used, but must be recharged by a 

standalone NiMH compatible charger. 
 

Internal Battery Charger 
To activate the internal battery charger without playing a disc, move the 
NORMAL/HOLD switch to HOLD and then press PLAY/PAUSE. 

 
To toggle the charger ON and OFF while playing discs, press and hold 

the REPEAT/ENTER button and then press the PLAY/PAUSE button. 
 

External AC Power Supply Adapter 
Always remove Alkaline batteries prior to use! 
Connect the external AC adapter to the socket on the left side of the 

player.  Remove the plug when the unit is not in use.  Never use the AC 
adapter in or near water. 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 

 

Directory Navigation 

 

1.  Place a CD in the player and push PLAY/PAUSE 
2.  Hold down PLAY/MODE until the display indicates “Dir”.  This 

can be accomplished by pressing the PLAY/MODE button four 
times.  When the indicator gets to the “Random” selection, 
the player will automatically start a different randomly 

selected song. 

3.  Press and release the “REC/DIR/FILE” button until the display 

shows “dIY” (dir), then press PREVIEW twice and hold until 

it says “01 UP”  (instead of “01”, you may see a different 
number).  The player is at the top (ROOT) level of the 
directory tree. 

4.  Two numbers will flash indicating directory. 
5.  Wait a second or two, then press NEXT to move down to 

another directory. 

6.  To move to a lower level in the directory tree, ensure the 

player is in dir mode, by pressing the REC/DIR/FILE button 

until it displays DIY, and then press and hold the NEXT 
button until the unit displays a number followed by “doun” 
(down).   

 

Note:  If you wait too long or want to choose another 

directory, you may need to press “REC/DIR/FILE” 

button again to put the display in dir (“dIY”) mode. 

 

 
 

 

Bass (preset EQ modes) 

 

 

<30 Hz 

30-125 

Hz 

124-

500 Hz 

500 Hz-

2 kHz 

2-8 kHz 

>8 kHz 

1. Normal 

0 db 

0 db 

0 db 

0 db 

0 db 

0 db 

2. Extra Bass Boost 

+7 db 

+4 db 

+3 db 

0 db 

-1 db 

+2.5 db 

3. Bass Boost 

+5 db 

+3 db 

+1 db 

0 db 

0 db 

-1 db 

4. Treble Boost 

-3 db 

-1 db 

0 db 

0 db 

+2.5 db 

+4 db 

5. Extra Treble Boost 

-3 db 

-1 db 

0 db 

+1 db 

+3 db 

-7.5 db 

 

 
 

 


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Recording into memory 

 
 

• 

Insert a microphone into the MIC jack on the right side of the player 

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Move the REC/PLAY switch on the right side of player to REC 

• 

Press the REC/DIR/FILE button and start recording 

• 

Press the STOP button to stop recording 

• 

Press PLAY/PAUSE to play back recording 

 

Note: Recording utilizes the Anti-Skip buffer on this player.  

When the REC/PLAY switch is returned to the PLAY 

position the recorded message is erased. 

 
 

 
 

Controls 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 

 

 

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Controls (cont.) 

 

  1. PLAY/PAUSE 

Play, Pause or Resume playback 

  2. STOP 

Stop playback and power off player 

  3. REPEAT/ENTER 

Set Repeat.  Press once to turn ON, press again to 

turn OFF.  This will repeat using whatever mode 
chosen with PLAY/MODE. 

  4. PREVIEW 

(Previous Track) 

Press once to go to beginning of current song.  Press 

again to go to previous song.  To rapid reverse 
through tracks, press twice and hold. 

  5. NEXT         

(Next Track) 

Press once to go to next song.  To rapid advance, 
press twice and hold. 

  6. REC/DIR/FILE 

Press to toggle between DIR mode and FILE mode.  

Useful when playing from directories.  In REC mode 
(on REC/PLAY switch), starts recording into buffer. 

  7. NORMAL / HOLD 

switch 

Set to NORMAL to use controls on player.  Set to 

HOLD to disable controls (except volume).  Useful 
when carrying player while listening. 

  8. REC/PLAY switch 

Set to PLAY to playback Audio or MP3 CDs.  Set to 
REC to record voice into the internal memory 

(requires microphone plugged into MIC jack). 
NOTE: Moving to PLAY erases recording. 

  9. VOLUME 

Use to adjust volume level on headphone jack. 

10. PLAY/MODE 

Sets playback mode to AllIntroOneRandom 
Dir Dir Program 
or Program 

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All” will play all songs,  

• 

Intro” will play a 10 second clip from each 

song on the disc,  

• 

One” will play the current song only,  

• 

Random” will shuffle the songs randomly,  

• 

DIR” enables Directory mode 

• 

“Dir Program” allows programming by 

Directory 

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“Program” allows programming by track 

number 

11. Display 

Displays track and time, battery life, playback modes 
and settings. 

12. BASS            

(EQ modes) 

Select between 5 preset EQ modes.  See table on 

page 3. 

13. Line Out 

Use to connect to stereo systems and amplified 

speakers. 

14. Power Jack 

For use with AC Adapter, to power player and charge 
NiCd batteries. 

15. OPEN Button 

Use to open cover, to insert discs. 

16. Headphone Jack 

Use when listening with headphones or earphones. 

17. Microphone Jack 

Plug microphone in to use RECORD function. 

 

 


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Operation 

 

1.  Playing CD-Audio discs 

The Genica Portable MP3/CD Player supports Compact Disc Digital 
Audio recorded on CD and CD-R discs. 
 

Play Modes Supported: 

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All Play: 

Plays all tracks on the disc once and then stops. 

• 

Intro Play: 

Plays the first 10 seconds of each track on the disc. 

• 

Single Play:  Plays the track specified. 

• 

Random Play: Plays all tracks on the disc in random order. 

• 

Program Play: Plays all programmed tracks in the order programmed 

 

by the user. 

 
2.  Playing MP3 files 

The Genica Portable MP3/CD Player supports .MP3 audio format files 
recorded according to the following specifications: 
 

• 

CD and CD-R media are supported.  CDRW is not supported. 

• 

Discs must be recorded using ISO-9660 or Joliet file system 

• 

Discs must not exceed 650MB (74 minutes) 

• 

MP3 files must be created at a sampling rate of 44.1kHz and 
bitrates between 32kbps and 192kbps 

• 

Playlist files are not supported 

• 

Only MP3 files will be recognized on discs containing multiple 
data types 

• 

No MP3 files following a non-MP3 file will be recognized. 

• 

The player contains a 50-second anti-shock buffer to prevent 
skipping during playback of MP3 files 

• 

On CD-Extra discs (first session is audio and second session is 
data), the player will only play the audio tracks.  The player will 
not recognize MP3 files on this type of disc. 

 
Play Modes supported: 

• 

All Play: 

Plays all tracks on the disc once and then stops 

• 

Intro Play: 

Plays the first 10 seconds of each track on the disc 

• 

Single Play:  Plays the track specified 

• 

Random Play: Plays all tracks on the disc in random order 

• 

Program Play: Plays all programmed tracks in the order programmed 

 

by the user. 

 

 

 

Operation (cont.) 

 

3. Programming Playback 
To program track playback: 

1.  Press Play/Pause and allow the player to recognize the disc and

sort the files. 

2.  Press Play/Mode button six times to select “Program Mode” 

3.  The LCD will display two numbers separated by a hyphen: 00-

001  The number on the left is the program selection number,

and the number on the right is the track selection number. 

4.  Sequential Playback: To play MP3 tracks in the order recorded,

they must be within a directory.  Because the player requires

that discs be recorded using the ISO-9660 or Joliet file format,
there is a limit of 256 files per directory, including the main or

“root directory”.  This means that unless you create more than
one directory on the disc, the maximum number of tracks you

can place on one disc is 256 (still a LOT of songs.)  To play
songs in the order they are recorded, create one or more
directories on the disc, and place the songs within that

directory. 
1.  Press “Play” to have the player recognize the disc and sort

the files. 

2.  Press and hold “Play/Mode” until the LCD reads “Dir” 

 

Songs will now play in the order they were recorded to
that directory. 

 

5.  Advance the track selection forward by pressing the “Next”

button until the desired selection appears.  Pressing “Preview”

will move the selection number backwards. 

6.  When you have reached the desired track for program entry

#1, press “Repeat/Enter” to enter your first selection and
select the next program track (02-xxx). 

7. Once you have programmed your selections, press

“Play/Pause” to hear your programmed tracks in order. 

8. If you would like your program to repeat, press

“Repeat/Enter”.  

 

 
 

 

 

 


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Display Messages 

  No File 

The player did not find any files on the disc 

  No Disc 

The player did not recognize the disc as 
valid, or no disc was in the player 

  ISO-9660  The player detected the disc was in     

ISO-9660 format 

 

Stop 

The player has detected the STOP button 
has been pressed or has reached the end 

of the disc and is powering down 

  Sort 

The player is sorting the files on the disc 

  Record 

The player is in Record Mode 

  01 UP 

The player is displaying Directory 01, going 

UP one level in the tree 

  01 Down  The player is displaying Directory 01, going 

DOWN one level in the tree 

 

Dir 

REC/DIR/FILE has been pressed and the 
player is now in DIR mode 

 

File 

REC/DIR/FILE has been pressed and the 

player is now in FILE mode 

 

Making MP3 CDs 

DO NOT use Adaptec™  DirectCD or similar UDF formatted 
product to create your discs.  It is not ISO-9660 compliant! 

 

Discs can be burned in ISO-9660 (8.3 filenames) or Joliet 

(Windows long filenames). 

 

It is best to have all the files you plan to burn physically on your hard 

drive prior to burning a disc.  Burning from other CD-ROMS is possible if 
your hardware is fast enough, but it can cause buffer under-runs which 

will result in a CD-R creation failure. 

 

It is recommended that any directory structure you wish to have on your 
CD is created on your hard drive beforehand, with folders and sub-folders.  

These folders can then be dragged into your new Data-CD layout at once. 

 

Be sure you check “Preserve Original File Order”  or ensure that it 
doesn’t Re-Order files for optimum burn speed or storage.  Files 

will be played in the order written to the disc, not alphabetically. 

 

Note: The following directions are for Adaptec™ software.  Other CD 

writer software will work as well.   The method will be similar. 

 

Warning: If using NTI CD Maker, directories may appear to have only one file each. 

 

Making MP3 CDs (cont.)

 

Using Adaptec Easy CD-Creator for Windows: 

 

Special notes for version 3.5 

When using Easy CD-Creator 3.5 to create discs for this player, 

you should always divide the MP3s up evenly in about 3 folders.  
There should be no more than 70-80 MP3 files in each folder, to 

ensure the player detects them all. 
If you are using version 4.0 or higher, the file limitations 

above do not apply. 

 

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Open a new Data-CD layout 

• 

Change the Label name in the left column if you wish 

• 

Drag the MP3 files (or the folders mentioned on the previous page)
to your Data-CD layout 

• 

DO NOT exceed 650mb of data.  The player is not capable of
reading 80 minute/700mb discs containing more than 650mb of
data.  The audio will stop after about the first 650mb of songs have

played 

• 

Insert a blank CD-R disc in the CD-Writer unit and close the tray. 

• 

Click on FILE/PROPERTIES in CD-Creator and select the setting
“MODE-1 (CDROM)”  DO NOT use Mode-2 (CDROM/XA) as it is not

supported by the player and may result in fewer songs being
detected. 

• 

Ensure that “CLOSE SESSION” is also selected. 

• 

Click the RED icon at the top of the screen (START RECORDING). 

 

For 2x writing, a disc with 650 megabytes will take 

approximately 36-40 minutes to complete. 

 

 

Using Adaptec Toast for Mac: 

• 

Click on the DATA button 

• 

Click the Settings tab 

• 

FORMAT should be CD-ROM (NOT CD-ROM XA) 

• 

Naming should be ISO-9660 Level 1 

• 

Check Append Version Numbers (;1) 

• 

UNCHECK Use Apple Extensions 

• 

Click the Files tab 

• 

Drag the MP3 files onto the Toast window.  If you would rather 
have your files in folders, drag the folders onto the Toast window 
instead. 

• 

Click DONE and burn the CD 

 

 

 

 


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Important Precautions 

 

Remove Alkaline batteries before using the external AC adapter!

 

Failure to do so will result in damage to the batteries and/or the player, 
and could cause a fire!  Do not use the AC adapter in or around water. 

 

Always turn the unit OFF before removing it from power! 

Failure to do this may cause the player to “lockup”, and may cause 
damage to the LASER lens! 
 

Remove batteries from the unit if it is not to be used for several days. 

This prevents batteries from damaging the player if they start to leak, and 

prevents batteries from discharging over time, due to the active circuitry 
used in the unit. 
 

Never touch the LASER lens! 

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 

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Stay Safe & Protect Your Hearing 

 

• 

Do not wear headphones or earphones while driving, biking or 
walking near traffic. 

• 

Do not play the unit at high volume.  Experts advise against 
extended listening at high volume levels. 

• 

If you experience ringing in your ears, discontinue use! 

• 

Reduce volume before starting to play a disc. 

 

To avoid damaging the unit or potential electric shock: 

• 

Do not leave the player cover open for extended periods; the unit 
will not function with the cover open. 

• 

Do not disassemble or modify the unit. 

• 

Do not drop or subject the unit to shock. 

• 

Do not use the unit near open flame. 

• 

Do not spill liquid on the unit. 

• 

Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight continuously or leave it in 
a vehicle with the doors and windows closed; the case may become 
deformed, discolored or malfunction. 

• 

Do not use in areas of excessive dust. 

• 

Keep dirt, sand, dust and moisture from entering the unit 

• 

Do not use in places where the temperature is excessively low or 
high. 

• 

Do not use in places where the humidity is excessively high (i.e., 
bathrooms). 

• 

Do not use in places exposed to strong magnetic fields (close to TV 
or speakers). 

• 

Do not use in places exposed to vibration. 

• 

If radio or TV interference occurs near such devices move the unit 
away from them. 

• 

If moving from a cold environment to a warm environment, let the 
player’s temperature stabilize before operation, to prevent 

malfunctions due to dew or moisture on the laser lens. 

 

The marking of products using lasers 

(Except for some areas) 

 

 
 

 
 
 

 

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FCC Compliance 

 
This unit has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class 
B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.  These limits are 

designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference 
in a residential installation. 

This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy 
and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may 

cause harmful interference to radio communications.  However, there is 
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.  
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television 

reception, which can be determined by turning the unit off and on, the 
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of 

the following measures: 
 

• 

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. 

• 

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. 

• 

Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that 
to which the receiver is connected. 

• 

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Warranty & Support 

 
 

This product is guaranteed to be free of defects for 1 year from the 
date of purchase. 
 

Warranty and support are available through the authorized dealer from 
which this unit was purchased.  

 
For warranty and support, please contact your dealer below: 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
For online warranty registration please go to www.genica.com and click 

on “warranty”. 
 

 
For the latest tech notes on this product, please see the FAQ page at 
www.genica.com. 

 
 

For any comments or ways we can improve this manual/product, 

please let us know at feedback@genica.com 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 

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Copyright © 2000  by Genica ™  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


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